The Community Fund of Darien
Our response
«YOUR GIFTS AT WORK MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED.»
Basic Needs
$20,000+
every year
Our grants help provide food, shelter and emergency financial assistance to over 25,000 local residents.
$55,000+
since 2008
Our Touch-a-Life
grants help Darien residents in urgent need.

In the past 6 years, our grants helped over
1,100 formerly homeless individuals to gain affordable, sustainable housing with an average retention of nearly 90% one year later.

Our Response

We fund programs that meet critical basic needs such
as food, shelter and emergency financial assistance.

Youth Success

Our grants and initiatives provide the foundation so our youth can thrive.

 

75%
75% of Carver Center’s students attend college compared to 61% of Norwalk Public School students.
$250,000
We have supported The Depot, Darien’s only teen center, since its founding, with more than $250,000 in total support.
211
After a series of teen suicides in Lower Fairfield County, calls to Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (“211”) nearly doubled. We fund the Child Guidance line that responds within 45 minutes to these calls 24/7.
Our Response

We fund programs that cultivate success from birth
through high school graduation so our
youth are poised to achieve their fullest potential.

Self- Sufficiency



Our funding helped
Inspirica place
188
adults
In jobs with
an average starting
salary of
$11.74
22%
above
minimum
wage

Our Response
We fund programs that promote self-sufficiency through
affordable and independent housing, mental and
physical health, and job development, allowing adults
to live independent lives.

Eye on Darien
“We are responding to the needs of our town.
We invest in Darien.”
Teen substance abuse prevention
Thriving Youth Darien
Human Services Planning Council
Volunteerism in Darien
Emergency financial assistance for Darien residents
Intelligent philanthropy
Our response

We fund programs aimed at meeting the needs of our town.
We fund programs that keep Darien vibrant; we support our
youth, engage volunteers, promote local philanthropy
and identify solutions to our town’s needs.